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Opinion

Letter: Clothing drive broke the record

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: The Souhegan Lions Club, serving Greenville, New Ipswich, Temple and Mason, and the Greenville Lioness Club would like to extend a huge, warm and fuzzy thank you to the members of our communities who donated to our annual clothing drive. This year, we collected a record number of 1,146 items! We distributed the clothing to local people when they retrieved their Thanksgiving food baskets from the Saint … 0

Letter: There’s more to learn about Islam

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: It’s an unfortunate trait of human nature to treat others different than ourselves with suspicion or worse. Providing information, as Imram Shahzd did, is very important as is the ability to endure under circumstances that are not fair. My father came to this country as a child along with his siblings and parents. The schools made no accommodations for non-English … 0

Letter: Research doesn’t support position

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: This is in response to Mr. Shahzad’s comments in the Letters to the Editor. This is a history question, and not a religious question. This is not an attack on Islam or the Qur’an, as Mr. Shahzad is trying to make it. Mr. Shahzad mentions Peter Salem, who was born a slave in Framingham, Massachusetts. Peter Salem is sold and … 0

Viewpoint: Why are we heating half-empty buildings?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nobody likes filling their oil tanks in the winter. I remember watching the fill gauge last winter, one of our coldest yet since moving here, and seeing it inch down, as our boiler worked to keep the house … 0

Editorial: Take matters into your own hands

Monday, December 15, 2014

When you want to get something done, sometimes, you just have to do it yourself. That’s what we’ve learned from some folks interviewed for two stories in today’s paper. The first concerns the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge. The 120-year-old library has undergone several renovations in the past … 0

Viewpoint: It’s time to start talking

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air — explode softly — and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the … 0

Viewpoint: Energy policies and projects are the way forward

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A recent editorial by Marc Brown, the executive director of the New England Ratepayers Association, had a very one-sided approach to improving electric rates in New Hampshire: Promote Northern Pass and attack all the energy policies that are helping our state become less reliant on oil and gas. … 0

Letter: South Meadow thanks you

Thursday, December 4, 2014

To the editor: South Meadow School students and staff would like to thank you very much for your generous donation of water and gift certificates for turkeys for our annual Turkey Trot. Sincerely, South Meadow School. Anne O’Bryant South Meadow School Principal … 0

Letters: Who’s running the town of Antrim?

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: This letter is in response to the Antrim Select Board conducting the equivalent of a “closed-door” meeting, out of sight and out of mind, by only posting an agenda item four hours before the Select Board meeting on Nov. 24, and prior to a critical … 0

Letters: Muslims face harsh treatment in U.S.

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: It seems surreal the prophetic nature of my own words in my last letter. I had said, “...if you are a Muslim, it does not apply.” My fellow Americans will very quickly dismiss any form of contribution by Muslims, Islam or Qur’an to humanity or … 0

Letter: No recourse through courts

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: The latest from “Jane Q. Citizen v. The System” (see Court Updates 2 on Jaffrey Voices Google Group). A corporate state is when citizens have no recourse to protect their rights through the courts. Looks like New Hampshire is there. Public officials who don’t follow … 0

Letter: Gas pipelines are not the enemy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: The town in Hampden, Massachusetts, where I used to live for 20-plus years has one of those 36-inch — or perhaps bigger, I’m not sure — natural gas pipelines going through the southern edge of the entire town and has been there for many, many … 0

Letter: Thanks to those who care

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: This is the time of the year where, more than ever, goodwill seems to abound. Here at Peterborough Elementary School this is especially true. Many people have reached out to ask how they can help families who have financial issues. But this year, something a … 0